FGGA Annual Conference Registration

VENUE: DeLand, Florida
Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott DeLand, 308 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720
ROOM RATE: $139.00 plus tax (Ask for FWGGA rate)

For online conference registration,  click here to register online, or click here for the mail in registration form.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - Pre- Conference
Arrive early to participate in all the fine activities available both in Downtown DeLand and in the surrounding West Volusia area. (Promotional materials & maps will be provided)

6:00 p.m. until ??– Downtown PUB CRAWL & Social time –On your own or join the other participants for a relaxed time to investigate all the fine wine (and beer) shops and restaurants along the Boulevard in downtown. Lots of boutiques as well. Something for everyone. Take your picture at the DeLand “Wings.”

Friday, January 17, 2020

REGISTRATION 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
COMMERCIAL CORNER – 8:30 – 11:30 – in DeLand at the Dreka Theater venue
Commercial Roundtable – by Sarah Aschliman

BOOT CAMP – 8:30 – 11:30 am – Courtyard by Marriott hotel – downtown DeLand
Topics to be covered will be those for beginning winemakers, such as proper sanitation and Making your first wine.

11:00 – 12:15 – LUNCH (on your own for NON- Boot Camp participants)

12:15 – 1:15PM – GENERAL MEETING and Welcome – DREKA THEATER venue
JR Newbold, President of FWGGA
State of the FWGGA – Election of Officers – Board Meeting
Greetings by FL. Commissioner of Agriculture –Nikki Fried

1:15 – 2:00 PM – Anatomy of a GRAPE Dwayne Bershaw, Cornell University

2:00– 2:45PM “Consumer-based Brand Equity of Florida as a Wine Tourism Destination: A Comparison with other Wine Regions.” Drs. Asli Tasci and Robin Back, UCF
2:45 – 3:15PM – Mini-BREAK – Visit the EXHIBITS*

3:15- 3:45 PM – – Jim Trezsie – Wine America and How to Judge Wine
3:45 – 5:00 PM – WINE and Its Constituents – Test YOUR perception – hands on wine with samples. Betty Nettles
5:00 – 6:00 – (EXHIBITS OPEN)*
6:00 – 9:00 PM MEET AND GREET (Wine Tasting) Downstairs at The Table Food provided by “The TABLE”
Bring a bottle or two to share and spend time sharing ideas with other attendees and exhibitors and Vendors. Multiple carving stations and seating areas available. Fun competition of the wines with Medals awarded.

* Vendors & EXHIBITS – These will be set up and available during the breaks throughout the day, as well as during the hour before the Meet & Greet.

9:00 PM until ? – night-owls visit the downtown venues available or retire to your hotel.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
7:30 – 9:00 AM–  CONTINENTIAL BREAKFAST & EXHIBITS & REGISTRATION  at The Dreka Theater

9:00 – 9:45 AM – “Considerations for Wineries, Sugar Additions during Winemaking and New Product Development” – George Cowie ,Chautauqua Vineyards

 

9:45- 10:45 AM –  RELATIONSHIP OF pH and ACID –  Frank Humphries  FAMU

 

10:45 – 11:15 AM –  MINI-BREAK –  EXHIBITS*

 

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Sensory Testing of Wines: Theory & Applications- Charlie Sims UF

12:00 – 12:45  PM –  VOLATILE ACIDITY   – Dwayne Bershaw, Cornell University.

12:45  – 4:30 PM–  LUNCH & WORKING SESSIONS

  • Using Social Media – Liza Munion & Sarah Aschliman (45 minutes)
  • University Updates ( 15 minutes of fame per student research project) Students available at their displays while we have lunch so all can meet them (1 hr 15 min)
  • UCF Tourism Project – 15 minutes
  • Financing w Farm Credit 15minutes
  • Website update – Kris Chislett (15minutes)
  • VAC News & Update 30 minutes
  • FDACS updates 20 minutes

 

ADJOURN to The Courtyard by Marriott

 

6 pm –  begin “Roarin’20’s Wine Walk” through downtown DeLand.  Hosted by the FWGGA and the West Volusia Tourist Advertising Authority

Sunday, January 19, 2020
8:30 – Champagne Brunch – at the Marriott
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